self-care

A little humor please

Laughter is a way of dealing with life’s stressors. Learning how to use humor to enrich our personal and professional…

Acts of kindness

Many of us have lasting memories of a few special patients. For me, Joe is one of those patients. The…

Breath at the belly

Mindfulness training can help nurses, patients, and loved ones cope with loss, grief, and suffering.

Combatting stress

Nurses know stress—it seems like a defining characteristic of the profession. In a recent ANA Health Risk Appraisal survey of…

Cultivating personal courage

Do you see yourself as a victim? Are you hesitant to speak up, even with your well-being at stake? Learn how to be braver and overcome everyday challenges by discovering your true self, widening your perspective, and challenging assumptions.

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Examining nurse comfort eating

Many years ago I found myself standing in the frozen food section flirting with the prospect of buying a mouth-watering…

From Your ANA President

It’s time for nurses to take their own advice so they can model good health practices. ANA’s “Healthy Nurse” program motivates nurses and offers resources to help them get healthy.

Health, safety, & wellness

By promoting and consuming nutritious foods, nurses can improve their own and their patients’ health.

Health, safety, & wellness

To meet your New Year’s resolutions, take the SMART
approach—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and
Timebound.

Lean on me

Taking care of nurses’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing nurses to their limits. The…
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Learning to love your job

The alarm clock goes off too early, and you jump-start the day with a cup of coffee and a short…

Living a healthy lifestyle

As nurses, we know how to check blood pressure, administer medications, and counsel patients about healthy living. But let’s face…

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President…

Nursing Apps—For Work and Home

The season of gift-giving is upon us, and don’t you think you should start with a few gifts for yourself?…

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the…

Relax…

“Relax” is sometimes easier to say than to do. As an ED nurse I have managed to elicit anger and…

Resiliency rising!

Ten just-in-time self-care strategies. Takeaways Experiencing stress and anxiety during the pandemic is a normal response to an abnormal situation.…

Resolutions

This time of the year is a busy time in the gym as most Americans find themselves replete with goals…
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Schwartz Rounds: Self-care at its finest

Compassionate care supports patients and caregivers. Takeaways: Compassionate care promotes hope in patients and supports caregivers. Schwartz Rounds® provide a…
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Self-care during a single shift

Learn how to incorporate intentional moments of calm into your workday.  Takeaways: Reducing burnout, a work-based phenomenon, requires self-care practiced…

Self-Care Tips for Nurses From Nurses

In order for nurses to stay healthy, they need to attend to their own needs with as much care as they offer their patients. However, that…
self-management

Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing…
self-management

Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing…

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As…

The HealthyNurse® Leader

Nursing leaders—including managers, directors, and executives—are dedicated to advancing nursing excellence and inspiring and empowering teams. They must analyze nursing…
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The wisdom of renewal

We all know people who have become discontent with their careers. And we know people who remain energized, excited, and…

True magic

This year in nursing school I have had to perform many magic tricks to cope and survive. The experience of…

Uplifting nurses

Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic. In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and…
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Wellness 101: 9 dimensions of wellness

Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise. Takeaways: Take action to safeguard your health and wellness. Your…

Who are you?

You probably have many labels—nurse, wife, mother, sister, aunt (or husband, son, father, brother, uncle), neighbor, or volunteer, for instance.…

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